Gigi Dall’Igna: Plea for technical progress


Ducati racing director Gigi Dall’Igna is certain: “We have to do something and develop the bikes further. We cannot go on with the same technology given the environmental problems. ”

Gigi Dall’Igna has already amazed the MotoGP competition with numerous innovations. The Ducati Head of Racing is convinced that there are no limits when it comes to developing bikes. “To be honest, there are no limits to the development,” he states in an interview with

And the Italian explains: “At the Olympic Games in Mexico, a track cyclist used the altitude to set a speed record that was spectacular for the conditions at the time. He covered 50.151 kilometers in one hour. Today 50 km / h is the average speed on half of the tour stages. “

That is why Dall’Igna comes to the conclusion: “No, there are no limits when it comes to what is humanly possible. People always want more, they always want to go further, be faster and jump higher. ” However, he does not want to make a forecast of what MotoGP will look like in five years.

“It’s hard to be specific about this. I think we have to do something and develop the bikes further. We cannot go on with the same technology in the face of environmental problems. But I can’t say what MotoGP will look like in five years, ”says the 55-year-old.

The engineer emphasizes that you have to reduce performance. And he makes it clear: “The changes must be significant, not just symbolic. We have to do something for the environment. And I already have an idea, but I can’t explain it yet. First we have to speak to all the manufacturers. “

“It is clear that electric motorcycles still have many limitations these days, due to the weight of the batteries and the space they take up. With the technology we have today, it’s difficult to make a good electric motorcycle. As I said, it’s difficult to predict what the bike of the future will look like. So right now it is best to research all possible options. For me, the most important thing is that we don’t think about the individual advantages of each, ”adds Dall’Igna.

MotoGP final result drivers World Cup 2021 (after 18 races):

1st quarter 278 points. 2. Bagnaia 252. 3. Mir 208. 4. Miller 181. 5. Zarco 173. 6. Binder 151. 7. Marc Márquez 142. 8. Aleix Espargaró 120. 9. Martin 111. 10. Viñales 106. 11.Bastianini 102. 12. Pol Espargaró 100. 13. Rins 99. 14. Oliveira 94. 15. Nakagami 76. 16. Alex Márquez 70. 17. Morbidelli 47. 18. Rossi 44. 19. Marini 41. 20. Lecuona 39. 21 Petrucci 37th 22nd Bradl 14th 23rd Pirro 12th 24th Dovizioso 12th 25th Pedrosa 6th 26th Savadori 4th 27th Rabat 1st

Constructors’ Championship:

1. Ducati 357 points. 2. Yamaha 309. 3. Suzuki 240. 4. Honda 214. 5. KTM 205. 6. Aprilia 121.

Team World Cup

1. Ducati Lenovo 433 points. 2. Monster Energy Yamaha 380. 3. Suzuki Ecstar 307. 4. Pramac Racing 288. 5. Repsol Honda 250. 6. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 245. 7. LCR Honda 146. 8. Esponsorama Racing 143. 9. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 135th 10th Petronas Yamaha SRT 96th 11th Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 76th

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